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Dr. Mujjahid Abbas

Bariatrics
Parma, OH
21 years experience male

Locations

University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center, UH Parma Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

Address

11000 Euclid Ave LKS 5047, Cleveland, OH, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Office

Parma, OH

About

Bio

Board certified General Surgeon Fellowship training in Bariatric/ Minimal Invasive Surgery Specialist in Weight Loss Surgery Interested in Foregut Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Surgery for benign and malignant Intestinal Conditions.

Specialties
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Bariatrics

General Surgery

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
75 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Mostly, back pain results from muscle/ tendon strain, sprain,spasms etc and local trauma. Inflammation is another cause. Appropriate rest with hot or ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
That's true: It depends on type of cancer, extent of disease, surgical removal of cancer, response to adjunctive treatments like chemotherapy etc and overall healt... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
See gynecologist: These symptoms may result from endometriosis if they are limited to days during period, however a thorough medical check up and evaluation by gynecolo... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Heart check time: Interpreting clinical signs is a subtle science and even trained eyes can be fooled, at your age and weight issues described it would be strongly reco... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
GERD!!!!!: Sometimes stomach reflux problems can manifest in this form, however you must have a thorough exam and work up done to check other usual causes first.... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Go to hospital : most likely from stomach could be ulcer related if you have history of, lots of other things can cause that but is not a result of gallbladder problem... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Life style change: Start an active life style Eat less at a time don't skip meals eat healthy breakfast use salads avoid soda avoid sweets avoid carbs drink plenty... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
See below plz: It is a modification of gastric bypass. It is popular in middle east and India. It is not favored by American surgeons because of risk of bile reflux.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Laparoscopic repair: These days we fix it with small key hole surgery( laparoscopic) some patient may need a mesh placed and or an antireflux procedure added to the hiata... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Bariatric Surgery: Yes, you undergo complete sleep called general anesthesia. You are not supposed to feel a thing during the operation. Your anesthesiologist will give ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Endoscopy etc: Best test is endoscopy, sometimes other tests like esophageal swallow study( Upper GI) study if one has GERD associated or difficulty swallowing then... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Totally different: in Banding a rubber strap with balloon applied around stomach. It narrows the stomach opening and forces patents to eat less. In bypass stomach is d... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: yes, it may take few weeks after surgery before you can eat leafy greens. Watch the calories in the dressings!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Ignore: Use sole inserts, wear shoes with soft sole, low heels, avoid excessive walking when your feet hurt.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
May be not !!!!: Fluid management in a complex patient is a very complex issue and a strait forward yes or no is not the answer. Amount of fluid administered along wit... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Life style change: Loosing weight is possible through life style change. One should not consume more calories than burned in one's routine is the key, helpful adjuncts a... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Aging: As we age, our body composition changes. Our diet may be same but activity type or level changes along with level of stress and lot of other factors. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Let surgeon know: Ideally anybody with clinical suspicion of having sleep apnea should have it checked out before elective surgery. Might need CPAP etc. Plz discuss it ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes!: It is fine as long as it is not hurting you or the incision areas and not pressing on your stomach too tight, making you nauseous or affecting your br... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Lymph node : Most likely a lymph node which was inflamed initially, could be something else as well, like a lipoma , cyst etc plz make sure with your doctor .
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Bariatric Surgery: A person with such high BMI is a candidate for bariatric surgery and should consider bariatric surgery! Decision can ONLY be made after understanding ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Pelvic phleboliths: Pelvic phleboliths / phleboli are small calcifications in pelvic veins, they are very common specially in females and mostly benign. bulky uterus can... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Mostly unknown: Most cases are from unknown reasons likely a genetic predisposition of that area of diaphragmatic opening to weakness. One known contributing factor ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes in majority: It is effective if done right and combined with proper diet and life style changes and exercise and regular follow up. It is one of the best ways to ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No: Anemia is mostly not because of hiatal hernia, if one has ulcers in hiatal hernia area and if the y bleed one can develop anemia but typically it is n... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Acid reflux : Life style modification like Avoiding smoking, caffeine, soda, spices, chocolate are amongst few things which help reduce reflux . If symptoms persis... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
GERD is a symptom and underlying cause need to be addressed , if a hiatal hernia is causing it Vs obesity contributing towards it etc. PPIs do have s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
It vaires: Out of pocket cost is around 20-30 K depending on location. Best to have insurance which provides coverage for bariatrics because it is costly.
A male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes, but: For the most part there are no noticeable side effects except physical, however some men can suffer from fertility and hormonal issues. On the other h... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes, but: There are meds which can help prevent gallstone formation or help dissolve some types of stones, it takes a while for these meds to work and effects ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
TB: Can affect the pelvic organs. Matter of fact it is one of the causes for infertility in females in third world countries. Treatment with medicines is ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Not sure: It is not a common medical abbreviation. If a reference is provided as to how it was used you can find a better answer!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Liver edge: A normal liver feels soft and the edge of liver can be palpated below the ribcage around roughly that distance, If there are no symptoms associated th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Subungual hematoma: Could be clotted blood from trauma, abscess if red from ingrown toenail, there are other possibilities as well, please see your doctor or a podiatrist... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Worrisome: Headache after any head injury can represent underlying hemorrhage / hematoma around brain coverings! Could just be a bruise. May not necessarily requ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Inflammation of: Smaller blood vessels along with some bleeding and abnormal architecture of vessels in the biopsies area. Please ask your dermatologist to explain it ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Bleeding after surge: Any excessive bleeding after an operation is alarming and should be discussed with the surgeon right away. A clotted blood usually represents old bloo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Depends: If one has a very large hiatal/ Para esophageal hernia, big enough to compress on airways, then it can cause dyspnea, in some cases if it is causing ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Excessive burping: This needs detailed evaluation to make sure there is no lesion in your intestines causing a partial blockage in your intestines or stomach. Normal bu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
It depeds: Some one considering weight loss surgery should consider gastric bypass over other options if you are type 2 diabetic have significant Acid Reflux p... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Yes it can and it will hurt!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Please clarify Q: Your question is unclear however commonly Botox is given in lower end of esophagus to treat achalasia, effects last many months, it does not work in m... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Mucous discharge !!!: Abdominal pain with white gooey discharge( which most likely is mucous ) can result from inflammatory or infectious disorders involving the intestines... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Blocked gland !!!: There are salivary glands under the tongue and if blocked can present as a bump which may be painful. There are other causes as well and a thorough ev... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
It is unpredictable: It is not really predictable, some get better others get worse. I typically recommend my patient with significant IBS to consider sleeve because of c... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
See your Dr. asap: rectal bleeding can result from many reasons ranging from not harmful to cancer. Change in bowel habits associated with rectal bleeding is concerning ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Limits of studies: All above studies done to detect leak have their limitations and sometime clinical suspicion is the best test!!! Hopefully the leak is small because i... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Its conditional: Hernia operations in overweight patients are to be assessed carefully against pros and cons. Yes you can have surgery but success rate will be low at ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Adhesions: Adhesions resulting after abdominal operations usually present in the form of partial or complete bowel obstruction. Isolated pain without any nausea,... Read More

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Oct 10, 2014
Great answers and thank you
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abbas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abbas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Extremely helpful to me at this time! Trying to tie in nanoknife/insurance/FDA approval for soft tissue tumors. Answer will be found with the appn't.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I now have found a preeminent surgical oncologist to discuss biopsy results to see if malignant or not. You are so kind and 2 other MD's agree.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. I have both, delayed gastric emptying and gallbladder hypokinesis. Will gallbladder Removal fix both? Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Assistant Professor of Surgery Case Western Reserve University
FACS
Top Bariatrician , Second Place, National - Fall
2014

Affiliations

ACS
SAGES
ASMBS

Publications

The incidence of gastrointestinal stromal tumors is increased in obese individuals
Outcomes of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Patients Older than 60.
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